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The Grand Canal Hotel is located in a lovely picturesque area of the south side of Dublin city, just a short walk to the city centre or 3 minutes by Dart. We are loacted near the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the Aviva Stadium, the 3 Arena and Grafton Street. Temple Bar is a 25 minute walk or ten minutes by taxi.

We have a car park on site which is only free for guests who book directly on our website or by email or phone. 

The Grand Canal Hotel is well linked with many forms of public transport, the Grand Canal Dock Dart station is located directly accross the street from the hotel. Dublin Bus, Luas, Aircoach (with fast, direct access to Dublin Airport) and 24 hour taxi service are also within very close proximity.

Get unlimited travel over your selected time period by buying a Leap Visitor Card online or at the airport, the bus station, Spar shops or in any tourist office in the city. With this card you can travel on Airlink, Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and Commuter Rail. You can even travel to and from the Airport at the start and end of your trip without any additional charge. Prices start from €10. 

Hotel Directions: Dublin Airport

The Aircoach 702 or the 703 bus. You can take the bus from Airport Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. The closest drop off & pick up stop to the Grand Canal Hotel is located at the Schoolhouse Hotel on Northumberland Road, less than a 5 minute walk from us.

For further information, please visit or call (01) 844 7118. View the Aircoach timetable here or you can download it here.

A taxi from Dublin Airport to the Grand Canal Hotel will take approximately 25 minutes depending on the time of day and current traffic level. Taxis are available outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of the airport. If you need a taxi to take you to the Airport from the Grand Canal Hotel please pre book one with reception during your visit.

Hotel Directions: Dublin Airport

Hotel Directions: Rail

The Grand Canal Dock train station is located accross the street, giving you very easy access to all areas in the city or indeed the country as Connolly Train Station is just 3 stops from here and this station has many local and national routes. 

For further rail information, please phone (01) 836 6222 or visit

The easiest way to get here from Heuston Station is by taking the Luas Red Line (light rail) from Heuston Station to Connolly Station, from there  you can hop on the Dart and go to Grand Canal Dock Station. Heuston Station is also being served by Dublin Bus route number 145 which can be taken from/to Kildare Street located only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the Grand Canal Hotel. 

For Dublin Bus routes information please visit or call (01) 873 4222. For Luas information please visit or call 1850 300 604.

Hotel Directions: Rail

Dublin Port Directions

Dublin Port is a 15 minute ride in a taxi from the hotel. You can also get a bus to Connolly Station and a Dart from there to Grand Canal Dock Station., this option takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic. 


Grand Canal Hotel offers secure car parking to hotel residents, which is operated on a first-come-first-served basis. The car park is complimentary up until 1pm on the day of check out for all guests who book their stay directly with the hotel. A car parking charge applies to bookings made on third party websites such as

If the car park is full, there is on street parking available on the street of the hotel (pay and display).


GPS Co-ordinates

N53 20’ 17.3432, W6 14’ 15.6120